Three Steps To Help You Handle Change

I have accepted fear as part of life—specifically the fear of change….I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back…. Erica Jong, American novelist, satirist and poet

Change is in the air. Change of seasons, the clock, politics, personal health, job, family make-up, or location. Some changes are easily to make…others, not so much. Here are three reminders to help you handle change:

  1. Change isn’t the enemy but your reaction to the change may be. Start small. Your motivation to proceed will come from the step by step readjustment of your attitude. 
  2. Expect discomfort. This is like slowing down before a bump in the road. When you do, you’re less likely to be sent flying. 
  3. Acknowledge your past successes and have confidence in your ability to be resilient. You left home for kindergarten, survived the loss of a parent, moved across the country. You’ve mastered change before and you can do it again. 

Affirmation: I can handle change.

Coaching questions: What change are you facing? What’s one step you will take this week to facilitate successful change? 

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